Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 908 892
Rank change year-on-year +44 -16 +13
Permanent jobs citing KVM 336 364 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.45% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 284 321 260
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,725
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -5.88%

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22510 25175 26323
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.49% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18982 21333 21678
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,575
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 321 £50,000 - 14
UK excluding London +152 181 £45,000 +8.43% 8
London -52 149 £60,000 +9.09% 6
South East +103 80 £45,000 - 1
North of England +2 42 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East of England +44 31 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +9 26 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West -5 15 £30,000 -33.33% 2
South West +19 12 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Midlands +34 7 £65,000 +44.44%
Scotland +19 7 £52,500 +81.03%
West Midlands +15 6 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 296 (88.10%) Linux
2 243 (72.32%) VMware
3 223 (66.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 135 (40.18%) Python
5 122 (36.31%) TCP/IP
6 121 (36.01%) Amazon AWS
6 121 (36.01%) Bash Shell
7 117 (34.82%) Puppet
8 115 (34.23%) Firewall
9 114 (33.93%) DevOps
10 112 (33.33%) Windows
11 111 (33.04%) MySQL
12 103 (30.65%) Perl
13 101 (30.06%) Xen
14 99 (29.46%) DNS
15 98 (29.17%) Cisco
16 95 (28.27%) Opscode Chef
17 92 (27.38%) Red Hat
18 91 (27.08%) CentOS
19 82 (24.40%) Apache
20 79 (23.51%) Hyper-V
21 76 (22.62%) Ansible
22 68 (20.24%) Ruby
23 66 (19.64%) Juniper
24 63 (18.75%) Data Centre
25 62 (18.45%) VPN
25 62 (18.45%) SQL
26 60 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
26 60 (17.86%) Docker
27 59 (17.56%) Configuration Management

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 82 (24.40%) Apache
2 46 (13.69%) OpenStack
3 41 (12.20%) nginx
3 41 (12.20%) Tomcat
4 29 (8.63%) IIS
5 22 (6.55%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (5.36%) MS Exchange
7 15 (4.46%) ColdFusion
7 15 (4.46%) Jetty
8 8 (2.38%) Confluence
9 7 (2.08%) JBoss
9 7 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (1.19%) SAS
12 3 (0.89%) CMS
12 3 (0.89%) Drupal
12 3 (0.89%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.60%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.89%) HipChat
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 121 (36.01%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (4.76%) SaaS
5 11 (3.27%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.79%) IaaS
7 6 (1.79%) Office 365
8 4 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.89%) G Suite
9 3 (0.89%) GitHub
9 3 (0.89%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.89%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.60%) Datadog
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (36.31%) TCP/IP
2 115 (34.23%) Firewall
3 99 (29.46%) DNS
4 62 (18.45%) VPN
5 57 (16.96%) DHCP
6 41 (12.20%) SAN
7 37 (11.01%) LAN
7 37 (11.01%) WAN
8 35 (10.42%) Internet
9 29 (8.63%) NAS
10 26 (7.74%) BGP
11 24 (7.14%) iSCSI
12 23 (6.85%) VLAN
13 22 (6.55%) OSPF
14 21 (6.25%) SSL
15 20 (5.95%) IGMP
16 18 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (5.36%) HTTP
17 17 (5.06%) Multicast
18 16 (4.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (33.04%) MySQL
2 42 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (7.14%) Big Data
5 20 (5.95%) NoSQL
6 19 (5.65%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (5.06%) Redis
8 16 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.57%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.68%) MariaDB
10 9 (2.68%) OLAP
11 8 (2.38%) TokuDB
12 6 (1.79%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.79%) SQLite
13 5 (1.49%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.49%) HBase
14 4 (1.19%) Riak
Development Applications
1 45 (13.39%) Git (software)
2 39 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.82%) Vagrant
4 20 (5.95%) Subversion
5 13 (3.87%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.68%) JIRA
7 5 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.19%) GitLab
8 4 (1.19%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.89%) Maven
10 2 (0.60%) GCC
10 2 (0.60%) Hudson
10 2 (0.60%) JMeter
10 2 (0.60%) JUnit
10 2 (0.60%) RSpec
10 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.30%) GDB
11 1 (0.30%) git-flow
General
1 38 (11.31%) Telecoms
2 31 (9.23%) Finance
3 15 (4.46%) Back Office
3 15 (4.46%) Marketing
4 14 (4.17%) Electronics
4 14 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.38%) Games
6 6 (1.79%) Banking
6 6 (1.79%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (26.79%) Administrator
2 81 (24.11%) Linux Administrator
3 80 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
4 71 (21.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 60 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 56 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
7 40 (11.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 39 (11.61%) Operations Engineer
9 38 (11.31%) IT Engineer
9 38 (11.31%) Systems Engineer
10 34 (10.12%) Network Engineer
11 30 (8.93%) Junior
12 29 (8.63%) Linux Support
13 25 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (6.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
15 22 (6.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 20 (5.95%) DevOps Administrator
16 20 (5.95%) Linux DevOps Administrator
16 20 (5.95%) Linux Systems Engineer
17 19 (5.65%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.71%) LAMP
2 16 (4.76%) .NET
2 16 (4.76%) REST
3 12 (3.57%) JSON
3 12 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (3.27%) 802.1X
5 10 (2.98%) Middleware
6 9 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (2.68%) Web Services
7 8 (2.38%) HornetQ
8 6 (1.79%) JMX
8 6 (1.79%) Memcached
8 6 (1.79%) RESTful
8 6 (1.79%) Sphinx
9 5 (1.49%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (1.49%) Catalyst
9 5 (1.49%) Kafka
9 5 (1.49%) XML
10 4 (1.19%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 11 (3.27%) Clustering
4 11 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.98%) Device Driver
5 10 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.79%) NHS
6 6 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.79%) Replication
7 5 (1.49%) Life Science
8 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
10 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.30%) BBC
11 1 (0.30%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 296 (88.10%) Linux
2 112 (33.33%) Windows
3 91 (27.08%) CentOS
4 56 (16.67%) Debian
5 55 (16.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (16.37%) Unix
6 53 (15.77%) Ubuntu
7 52 (15.48%) Windows Server
8 39 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (5.36%) Solaris
11 12 (3.57%) AIX
12 9 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.68%) Windows 7
13 7 (2.08%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.19%) SUSE
15 3 (0.89%) Fedora
15 3 (0.89%) HPUX
15 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (33.93%) DevOps
2 60 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (17.56%) Configuration Management
4 41 (12.20%) Load Balancing
4 41 (12.20%) Network Design
5 32 (9.52%) High Availability
5 32 (9.52%) Open Source
6 31 (9.23%) Ticket Management
7 28 (8.33%) ITIL
8 27 (8.04%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (5.95%) Software Engineering
12 19 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.65%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (5.06%) Change Management
14 17 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (4.46%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 135 (40.18%) Python
2 121 (36.01%) Bash Shell
3 103 (30.65%) Perl
4 68 (20.24%) Ruby
5 62 (18.45%) SQL
6 56 (16.67%) Java
7 41 (12.20%) PowerShell
8 32 (9.52%) PHP
9 30 (8.93%) Shell Script
10 25 (7.44%) C
11 23 (6.85%) C++
12 12 (3.57%) Korn
13 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
14 8 (2.38%) R
15 6 (1.79%) C#
16 5 (1.49%) C-shell
16 5 (1.49%) Groovy
17 3 (0.89%) VBScript
18 2 (0.60%) AWK
18 2 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (9.52%) Degree
2 26 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (7.14%) CCNA
4 16 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.46%) RHCE
6 13 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.87%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.57%) MCSE
8 10 (2.98%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.68%) RHCA
10 7 (2.08%) RHCSA
11 6 (1.79%) VCP5
12 3 (0.89%) CCNP
13 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.60%) CCIE
13 2 (0.60%) LPIC
13 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.52%) SLA
2 22 (6.55%) QA
3 10 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.19%) GCP
5 4 (1.19%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.89%) DICOM
6 3 (0.89%) HL7
7 2 (0.60%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 223 (66.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (30.06%) Xen
3 79 (23.51%) Hyper-V
4 60 (17.86%) Docker
5 45 (13.39%) Active Directory
5 45 (13.39%) XenServer
6 37 (11.01%) NFS
7 32 (9.52%) iptables
8 27 (8.04%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (6.25%) vSphere
10 19 (5.65%) Varnish
11 18 (5.36%) LXC
11 18 (5.36%) XenApp
12 17 (5.06%) Samba
13 15 (4.46%) VirtualBox
14 14 (4.17%) Terminal Services
14 14 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (3.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 117 (34.82%) Puppet
2 95 (28.27%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (22.62%) Ansible
4 48 (14.29%) Nagios
5 20 (5.95%) ZABBIX
6 18 (5.36%) WSUS
7 16 (4.76%) SCOM
8 14 (4.17%) Packer
9 13 (3.87%) OpenNebula
10 12 (3.57%) HAProxy
11 11 (3.27%) Cacti
11 11 (3.27%) CFEngine
11 11 (3.27%) SELinux
12 9 (2.68%) Grafana
12 9 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (2.68%) PowerCLI
12 9 (2.68%) Salt
13 8 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 243 (72.32%) VMware
2 98 (29.17%) Cisco
3 92 (27.38%) Red Hat
4 66 (19.64%) Juniper
5 50 (14.88%) Microsoft
6 49 (14.58%) Citrix
7 32 (9.52%) Oracle
8 23 (6.85%) HP
8 23 (6.85%) NetApp
9 20 (5.95%) Dell
10 17 (5.06%) Google
11 16 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
11 16 (4.76%) EMC
11 16 (4.76%) F5
11 16 (4.76%) McAfee
11 16 (4.76%) Palo Alto
12 14 (4.17%) SAP
12 14 (4.17%) Vyatta
13 13 (3.87%) Arista
14 12 (3.57%) EqualLogic
Hounslow, Middlesex
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Training Programme + Bonus + Free Fo
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Piksel
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: From £38,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
CACI Network Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Talent Point
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 18 days ago
York
Piksel
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago